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Supervision Across the Content Areas


reviewed by J. Reid Schwebach October 16, 2007

coverTitle: Supervision Across the Content Areas
Author(s): Sally J. Zepeda and R. Stewart Mayers
Publisher: Eye on Education, Larchmont
ISBN: 1930556799, Pages: 214, Year: 2004
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Sally S. Zepeda and R. Stewart Mayers have done an excellent job providing a concise supervision reader and resource in Supervision Across the Content Areas. This is the only book available that incorporates a “Cliff Notes” overview of curriculum supervision before branching into different classroom subjects, specifically mathematics, English/language arts, social studies, and science.  A central assumption of the authors is that principals are expected to supervise in unfamiliar content areas. This issue alone motivated me to pick up the book, and other principals and aspiring principals that I know have similar concerns about supervising a broad variety of curriculum. Needless to say this shouldn’t be the only supervision book on the supervisor’s shelf. However, it is a pragmatic read because of its accessibility. I believe that supervisors will reach for it to gather first ideas and for the useful teacher observation forms described as data collection tools; this latter... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 16, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14655, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 2:57:19 AM

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  • J. Reid Schwebach
    National Science Foundation
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    J. REID SCHWEBACH is an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation (NSF). His current projects at NSF address the frontier of teacher preparation, and research program evaluation. He taught science at The Beacon School, a public school in New York City, where he completed a principal internship with Teachers College in 2006-2007.
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